Tuesday, August 20, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Secretly Cuts Aid to Egypt

Bee's note:  Well, it can hardly be called a "secret", when I awoke to this news being reported on Fox News.  And, I would hate to question our administration's decisions (oh heck, yes I would!) and so, would someone in Washington please explain to the American people why the White House is so headstrong in supporting the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood?  
Yesterday, I read somewhere that it is suggested that due to the amount of "American" Muslim organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, if Obama speaks out against these terrorists, he fears there will be an uprising of the Muslims in the United States.  Really?  
Here's a suggestion:  Declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and if anyone should disagree, deport them to whatever Muslim country they think will welcome terrorist supporters.  
There is a law against aiding and abetting the enemy - that law is called "Treason".  


The White House has quietly placed military aid to Egypt on hold, despite not saying publicly whether the Egyptian military takeover was a coup, Josh Rogin reports exclusively.

US Egypt Aid Dilemma
Supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, march over a bridge leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo after the ouster of democratically elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. For decades, foreign armies that receive U.S. assistance have been on notice that toppling their freely elected civilian leaders will have penalties. It seems the White House is making good on those threats by cutting aid. (Nariman El-Mofty/AP)

The U.S. has secretly pulled aid funding to Egypt, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy exclusively told The Daily Beast on Monday. The White House has insisted that the $585 million of aid appropriated for Egypt is officially on hold, and no final decision has been made. Two administration officials told The Daily Beast that the White House decided to observe the law that will restrict military aid on a temporary basis, and the U.S. State Department said no policy decision had been made. Meanwhile, in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie has been detained. He is reportedly being transferred to a Tora prison, where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak is being held.
August 20, 2013 6:51 AM
Gulf nations split with West to back Egyptian military
To those who have announced they are cutting their aid to Egypt, or threatening to do that, (we say that) Arab and Muslim nations are rich and will not hesitate to help Egypt."
- Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/20/gulf-nations-split-with-west-to-back-egyptian-military/#ixzz2cX7mzCi


It’s Time to Hold Our Nose and Back Egypt’s Military

If Islamists regain control in Egypt, all hope for democracy is lost. So as unsavory as it may feel, working with the moderate-aligned military is our only hope, writes Leslie H. Gelb.